Benefits of Aluminium Skirting

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Himmel’s Aluminium Skirting for Commercial Interiors

Aluminium’s unique properties put it among our most versatile and cost-effective engineering and construction materials, making it today’s number-one choice for modern, sustainable – and tough – skirting boards.

Himmel’s Aluminium Skirting and Geometric range support a variety of architectural profiles for the interior commercial landscape. From screw-on and flat bar skirting, to angles, sections and channels. Manufactured from high-grade, powder-coated aluminium, Himmel’s Aluminium Skirting is synonymous with design, performance and sustainability – the perfect choice for any demanding commercial environment.


Benefits of Himmel Aluminium Skirting

So what sets aluminium apart and makes it the most trusted solution for skirting boards in the commercial design space? In this comprehensive article, you’ll learn why aluminium is unrivalled when it comes to:

•  Durability

•  Maintenance

•  Versatility

•  Sustainability

•  Cost-effectiveness

•  Aesthetics


Commercial interior meeting room with martini deco quiet acoustic panels and aluminium skirting

Durable in high traffic environments 

Aluminium’s resistance to corrosion, decay, stains and general wear-and-tear makes it extremely tough and long-lasting – even in the harshest interior commercial environments. For example:

•  Hospitals

•  Schools

•  Commercial offices

•  Restaurant kitchens

•  Supermarkets

•  Salons

•  Laboratories

Aluminium skirting’s unique composition ensures it will stand the test of time against heavy footwear, furniture, cleaners, trolleys and contaminants – without the need for frequent repairs or replacement.

Its natural ability to produce a protective oxide film is reinforced by clear anodising to form a hard coating which is even more resistant to wear and corrosion, especially in aggressive industrial environments.

It’s why, at Himmel, we take pride in our 10-year warranty period on all aluminium extrusions supplied by Himmel Interior Systems.


Aluminium Skirting vs Wood Skirting

Traditionally, wood may have been the most popular material used for skirting, but there are now many compelling reasons to opt for aluminium.


Whereas aluminium skirting is virtually maintenance-free, wood skirting requires painting, staining and sealing from the outset – and regular attention afterwards – to preserve its appearance and structural integrity. The consequence of failing to do so could mean deterioration and costly repairs in the future.

Cleanliness and hygiene

Aluminium is non-toxic and because it’s non-porous, it won’t absorb moisture or harbour bacteria. Additionally, its smooth surface allows for quick and thorough cleaning, making it the perfect choice for environments in which hygiene and cleanliness are paramount for patient or consumer safety – healthcare facilities, food processing plants, kitchens, and laboratories.

Durability and cost-efficiency

While the initial cost of aluminium skirting may be slightly higher than wood, its long-term cost-effectiveness far outweighs the upfront investment. Aluminium is highly resistant to moisture and harsh temperatures, so it won’t warp, crack or fade. Its durability and resistance to damage, along with the need for minimal maintenance and a significantly longer lifespan, result in fewer repairs and replacements, and lower lifecycle costs over time.

Design appeal

For a contemporary look that offers seamless continuity between floors and walls, aluminium skirting complements today’s design trends. Himmel offers a range of profiles in clear anodised, powder coated black, or white finishes. To make it easy for designers to balance the aesthetic of their space with clean, sleek lines, Himmel also offers a custom colour service.


Aluminium is lightweight compared to materials such as wood or stone, making it easier to handle and install. This can reduce installation time and labour costs.


Unlike wood, the metal composition of aluminium provides a barrier from pests such as termites or wood-boring insects. Not only does this ensure the skirting remains intact and structurally sound over time, it also ensures a pest-free environment.

Fire protection

Aluminium is non-combustible, which means it does not burn. This makes aluminium skirting the safer option for buildings, reducing the risk of fire damage and enhancing overall safety.


Aluminium is highly resource-efficient compared to wood. By opting for aluminium skirting, you are better placed to meet your project’s sustainability targets while enjoying the benefits of a durable and long-lasting material. Factors to consider:

•  Longer lifespan than wood products

•  No need for environmentally harsh chemical treatments to protect it

•  Abundance reduces environmental impacts such as deforestation and ecosystem degradation

•  Production consumes less energy compared to wood processing

•  100% recyclable compared to limited recycling potential of wood, some of which ends in landfill


Aluminium Skirting sizes & installation 

Versatility, speed and precision during installation as well as a range of colour choices make aluminium the go-to material for skirting in any commercial design or construction project.


Himmel’s Aluminium Skirting is available in flat bar or screw-on options in 25mm, 50mm, 100mm and 150mm profiles which can easily be customised to fit any specific design requirements, architectural styles and installation needs.


When it comes to colour, we have the flexibility to work with you on your specific project requirements.

Our aluminium skirting comes in clear anodised, powder-coated black or pearl white finishes, with custom colours also available. Using the extensive range of Dulux Duralloy® powder coat colours, you are guaranteed to find the perfect match for your next project.


Arcadis Offices Melbourne VIC using Himmel Aluminium Partition Suite and Skirting for conference room.

Perfect companion to Himmel Aluminium Partition Suites

As architects, engineers and construction professionals evolve with today’s design trends, Himmel recognises the need for flexible workspaces to provide individuals and teams a space for confidential discussions, or an area where hands-on training sessions will have minimal impact and disruption to neighbouring workers.

Our innovative partition systems support, inspire and enable teams to collaborate, share knowledge, learn together, build, innovate and succeed.

Our aluminium skirting completes this sleek look. Both Himmel Aluminium Partition Suites and skirting have been innovated by Himmel Interior Systems in Australia to make design and installation simple, streamlined – and sophisticated.


Sustainable & cost-efficient skirting  

Aluminium, derived from bauxite ore, which is naturally abundant and widely available, is 100% recyclable, making it an eco-friendly skirting material that aligns with sustainable building practices.

Aluminium has been recycled since it was first commercially produced and today, recycled aluminium counts for one-third of global consumption worldwide.


Aluminium is one of the cheapest metals or materials to recycle, requiring only a fraction of the energy needed to produce virgin aluminium.

Because aluminium products retain value even at the end of their useful life, it is possible to continue to create value by recycling them into new products.

Thus, by opting for aluminium skirting, designers and builders can contribute to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately save money.

Declare Living Building Challenge – helping you make the most sustainable design decisions

Did you know you can make the right aluminium product choices when designing and specifying for your projects by selecting aluminium products that have their ingredients documented with Declare?

Declare Labels provide a clear and informative ‘nutrition label’ for building products by answering three simple questions:

•  Where does a product come from?

•  What is it made of?

•  Where does it go at the end of its life?


Leaders in sustainability

As part of Himmel and CSR’s relentless quest for sustainability leadership in the construction industry, Himmel aluminium can be recycled repeatedly without loss of quality.

Declare aligns with Himmel’s commitment to transparency in support of the Living Building Challenge’s Red List and Appropriate Sourcing Products in the Himmel aluminium range.


Expert design & installation advise 

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